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Ian Holloway given vote of confidence by Millwall

Championship strugglers Millwall are standing by manager Ian Holloway despite their recent run of poor form.

The Lions are third from bottom of the table and face a crunch clash with Rotherham – one place and three points above them – on Saturday.

Millwall have lost nine of their last 14 league games and since winning three of their opening five matches have won just four of the following 28.

They have not won at home in 10 league games – a joint club record - their latest attempt at the Den ending in a 3-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.

That run has led to some fierce criticism from the stands, but chief executive Andy Ambler insists sacking Holloway would potentially make a difficult situation worse, and hit the club hard in the pocket.

He told the club’s official website: "The decision was made in January by the chairman to change the team and keep the manager.

"He went public with that decision and you all saw what happened – we got rid of a lot of players and brought in a lot of players. When you look at it, performances improved.

"That decision was made and if we were to consider sacking the manager now, not only would it be a waste of the money spent by the chairman in January but sacking the manager is always a million-pound decision.

"I don't care who it is, you don't just sack the manager, you end up sacking the whole coaching team and some of the players too.

"We've got 13 games left, a manager that pulled us out of a worse situation last year when we were bottom of the league with nine games to go and, although it doesn't feel like it, we're three points better off now.

"I fully appreciate what the fans are saying because our home form has been dreadful but the position of the chairman is to back the manager, give him the players and see where it takes us."


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